Welcome to Cindy's Baking Angels!
Angels Dedicated to Providing Support to our Deployed Military with baked goods and comfort items to ease their deployment.
10/7/15: Cindy's Baking Angels Announces Holiday Helmet Beanie Project!
With winter approaching as well as the holidays, our Troops could use some warm head gear! Knitters and Crocheters are needed to create these special Helmet Beanies (Liners) for "On-Duty" and "Off-Duty".
9/26/15: NEWS UPDATE! Semper Fi Sisters, our Partner and Associate, is seeking assistance in supplying down range Army and Marine Troops in Afghanistan with needed items. These Troops are in isolated areas "living rough with little access to replenish basics."
Please join Team Psycho Fox Baking Angels @ Bakinggals.com! Comfort items and baked goodies are needed! Check them out!
Team Psycho FOX Baking Angels
Featuring PFC Patrick Porter
A little about Team Psycho FOX..
It's my pleasure to introduce PFC Patrick Porter as our October Baking Angel recipient! Patrick is the son of one of our Angels Gena Becker Porter. Thanks to Gena and her assistance we are proud to be able to support Patrick and his Squad.
Gena shares, "Patrick grew up in Beverly Massachusetts, a block from the ocean. He grew up with hockey, lacrosse, lobstering and fishing. He would love to be a game warden when he finishes with the USMC.
For more information about Team Psycho FOX, CLICK HERE!
Coming in November.....
Team MEU Crew Baking Angels
Featuring John Humphreys
A little about Team MEU Crew.....
Cindy's Baking Angels is proud to support Marine John Humphreys! Many thanks to his mother, Mary Humphreys for her assistance in creating our team. You may recall that Mary's son, Ryan with Team Red Cloud, was also a recipient back in 2014. We are happy to be able to continue to support her sons during their deployments!
For more information about Team MEU Crew, CLICK HERE!
Coming in December..... 3 New Teams...so far!
Team Thinking of You 2/6 MEU Baking Angels
Featuring Cpl Ryan D. Wagner
cpl ryan wagner and mother christina wagner
A little about Team Thinking of You 2/6 MEU...
Our Marines are in full force this December aboard the 2/6 MEU! A big thank you goes out to Marine Mom Christina Wagner for all of her help in creating her son's team!
Christina writes, "My son, Corporal Ryan D. Wagner, has always had the heart and dedication to join the U.S. Marine Corp since he was young. I as his mother and never having a family member in the military never really imagined that day when he came to me to tell me he was meeting a recruiter and signing on. My heart hurt and I cried to the reality of him taking on such a major decision to fight for our country.
For more information about Team Thinking of You 2/6 MEU, CLICK HERE!
Team Never Quit 2/6 Baking Angels
Featuring Cpl Francis Brock, Jr. and SGT Travis Kimble
Cpl Francis Brock, Jr., (left) and SGT Travis kimble (right)
A little about Team Never Quit 2/6
Two great friends are our recipients for Team Never Quit 2/6 this month! Many thanks to Rachel Brock for nominating her son, Francis and his Buddie Travis! Our Angels will surely shower them both with some incredible goodies and help make this holiday very special for them and others!
Rachel shares a little about Travis and her son. "It is my pleasure to introduce to you Corporal Francis Brock Jr. and Sergeant Travis Kimble. Two great men that when you are around these guys you laugh so much your stomach hurts. Their duties are endless and you can count on them through and through. They are both with H&S Co. Communications and are being deployed on a MUE soon and will be gone through the Holidays."
For more information about Team Never Quit 2/6, CLICK HERE!
Team Havoc Baking Angels
Featuring Sgt Andrew Poellnitz
A little about Team Havoc.....
Barbara Purvis is one proud Marine mother. We want to thank her for her assistance in creating Team Havoc! Our Angels are looking forward to bringing Andrew and his Unit a very special Christmas!
Barbara shares, "Andy has wanted to serve his country for as long as I can remember. His grandfather served 23 years in the Army and Andy could never get enough of hearing grandpa's stories."
For more information about Team Havoc, CLICK HERE!
We are seeking referrals for February 2016!
Refer your deployed Troops today!
Deadline for February 2016 referral information is January 10th! First come, first served! Contact me today for more information!
The Story Behind Cindy's Baking Angels....
Four years ago, following my retirement from middle school teaching, I set out to find an outreach program that would give me a sense of accomplishment.
A friend led me to Bakinggals.com, an organization which supports our deployed Troops. I became a team leader and now 4 years later with over 230 Angels in our network, "Goodie Boxes" are shipped monthly to our deployed Troops by our Angels.
Our "Goodie Boxes" are as diversified as our Angels. Baked goods, comfort items our Troops need, plus some fun and creative items are sent lovingly each and every month.
We are always seeking Troop referrals and welcome Angels to our network. Scroll down and see how you can become an Angel or Refer a Troop for a future team!
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Cindy's Baking Angels builds its Angel teams monthly, in affiliation with Bakinggals.com.
"Baking GALS (GALS stands for Give A Little Support) is a group of volunteer bakers from around the country who bake and ship homemade goodies to our heroic military men and women who are currently deployed in a war zone. Our goal is to show our support and send a little bit of home to remind them that we appreciate all that they do for our freedom." Bakinggals.com
Each month I sponsor a different Military recipient(s). Recipients are often referred to me by family members, friends, and by our military recipients themselves. Any deployed Military Troop is eligible. To refer a special Troop, please see Military Referrals for more information. Our services are free of charge to all Troops.
Once Cindy's Baking Angels selects a recipient(s), information is published on Bakinggals.com. Team sign-up can only be completed through Bakinggals.com and prospective members must be registered for their site.
Team building begins the 24th of the month and shipping is from the 1st - 13th of the next month. Team size is limited to 20 members. Baking is not a requirement. Often members send toiletries and other comfort items to help make our Soldiers' lives a little easier. Our Angels ship independently to the deployed Troop(s).
Once team sign-up is complete, I provide a detailed Team Newsletter with tips for shipping, baking, and other tricks I've learned that will be of help to newbies as well as veterans. I support my team unconditionally and any questions or comments are welcomed.
If you're seeking a communicative and supportive group, then Cindy's Baking Angels is the right match for you. Come and join us!
Special Treasures Received
Team Justice League recipient Cpt. Monty McCoy,presented us with a very special treasure...a flag and certificate. This flag was flown over Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan on September 11, 2014, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom by the 313th Military Police Detachment "GATEKEEPERS, All In-Never Fold".
Thank you, Monty and all your Troops for this beautiful sentiment. It is very much appreciated!
Team Panthers recipient, Travis Williams, sent us a very special package. We are honored and this is for all my Angels!
Team Task Force Reaper, with recipient Michelle Lewis, shared these beautiful patches with our Angels. We are honored.
Team Bayonet with Anthony Costello was kind enough to send us this special Certificate of Achievement to our Angels. We were honored to be able to support your Troops and wish you all a safe journey.
Cindy's Baking Angels has received five very special awards from members of our Military Teams. Travis Williams of Team Panthers, Michelle Lewis of the 1-135th ARB D Company, Anthony Costello of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, MSgt David Billa and the US Marine Corps, and MAJ Guido Lyons of Task Force Diamond Head!
On behalf of Team Justice League, Team Panthers, Team Task Force Reaper, Team Bayonet, Team Leatherneck, and Team Wings of Lightning, I proudly and humbly accept Team Panthers US Flag, which was flown on every mission over Kuwait by pilot Travis Williams, along with their patch and Coins; Team TF Reaper patches; and our US FLAGS that were flown over Afghanistan (U.S Marine Corps) and during a combat mission on July 4, 2012 (Task Force Diamond Head;, and Certificate of Achievement (173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team). Thank you all for your effort and caring nature. This is for all my Angels!